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Christmas Tree
Christmas Tree
Method
  • Preheat oven to 180* C (350* F) Fan.
  • Grease the giant cupcake baking pan with butter and dust with flour and set aside.  (The giant cupcake pan that I am using is made up of 2 parts. One part for the cupcake base and the other part for the cupcake top).
  • Line a classic cupcake pan with liners and set aside.
  • In a bowl, add the sugar and butter. Whisk until the mixture is fluffy with a creamy texture.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, making sure each addition is completely incorporated before adding the next. Scrape down the sides of the bowl also.
  • Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into the bowl. Whisk.
  • Add the mik and vanilla. Whisk until you have created a smooth dough.
  • Fill the giant cupcake pans ¾ of the way smooth the surface with the back side of a spoon.
  • Fill the cupcake pan ¾ of the way with the remaining mixture.
  • Bake the giant cupcake for 40-45 minutes and the small cupcakes for 15-20 minutes.
  • WARNING!!!!! You should not put the cupcakes AND the cake in the oven at the same time because when you open the oven door to remove the cupcakes that will be ready, the volume of the cake that is still baking will drop.
  • Bake the cupcakes first and then bake the giant cupcakes.
  • When ready, remove from oven and allow to cool on a wire rack.

For tree decorations

  • In a mixer’s bowl, beat the butter and icing sugar for 3-5 minutes, until light and fluffy and the icing sugar is incorporated.
  • Add the heavy cream and food coloring paste and beat until you have a smooth and creamy frosting.
  • Transfer to a pastry bag fitted with a star tip.

For garland

  • In a mixer’s bowl, beat the butter and icing sugar for 3-5 minutes, with the paddle attachment until the icing sugar is incorporated.
  • Add the heavy cream and beat until you have a smooth, soft frosting.
  • Transfer to another pastry bag fitted with a star tip.

To assemble

  • Pipe the white frosting on the top of the large piece or bottom of the giant cupcake and cover with second piece.
  • Decorate the top part of the giant cupcake with white frosting.
  • Pipe green rosettes on the top side of the cake, beginning from the middle and working towards the top.
  • Create Christmas garlands between the white frosting and under the base of the tree with the white frosting.
  • Decorate the cupcakes in the same manner, piping green frosting and creating garlands with the white frosting.
  • Top with the colored chocolates and sprinkle with red sugar and red sprinkles.
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Nutritional
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Nutrition information per 100 gr.

382
Calories (kcal)
19 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

18.2
Total Fat (g)
26 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

11.1
Saturated Fat (g)
55 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

50.0
Total Carbs (g)
19 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

36.5
Sugars (g)
41 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

4.0
Protein (g)
8 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

0.76
Fibre (g)
3 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

0.46
Sodium (g)
8 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.